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Amazon Kindle DX unboxing and hands-on! {Engadget}

Jun 10th 2009 5:44PM There are a few textbooks currently available for Kindle, medical texts mostly. There are strong rumors, however, that Amazon will be launching a more targeted textbook "store" come July 1.

Engadget's recession antidote: win an 8GB Kingston DataTraveler MiniSlim! {Engadget}

Jun 4th 2009 2:02PM I don't have a fix for the economy, but I did figure out how to fix the Oscars:

Instead of the one "Best Picture" award, which seems to only consider Serious Dramas, I propose splitting it into further categories:
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animated (which is already a category... why? Aren't animated films "Pictures"?)
Best Independent

That way we might see brilliant movies that *aren't* total downers with a Message win some major awards.

Editorial: Engadget on the Kindle DX {Engadget}

May 6th 2009 2:50PM @GregB: Reading over long periods of time on an LCD screen is total fail. You must not be much of a reader. eInk is wonderful for this, so please stop with the "just read it on your laptop/netbook/phone" conceit.

@Thomas in the post: You mean those same 500,000 public domain books that are available on the Kindle as well? The 500,000 books of which many are just duplicate versions/renderings of the same book? So really the *maybe* 100,000 that aren't already available on Amazon to be delivered to the Kindle wirelessly, and those you can get from any source and drop them on the Kindle yourself. Is Thomas a Sony shill?

Beatles Rock Band bundle will boast Höfner bass, Ludwig-branded drums {Engadget}

Apr 14th 2009 3:04PM /facepalm

This argument again?

Look... I play Rock Band to have fun. I have no illusions of actual musical talent or ability.

I don't film my own movies, or write my own books... Instead I watch and read what people with talent have created.

Let it go already.

Microsoft boasts that 96% of netbooks now run Windows {Engadget}

Apr 6th 2009 8:27PM What I wonder is their definition of "running." Are they counting all the netbooks that get SOLD with XP, and instantly get Linux installed on them? I have no doubt that 96% of all netbooks are SOLD with XP, but I'm sure a lot of them don't stay that way.

(Like the one I bought... And I'm no programmer. Ubuntu is easy to install, takes up an 8th of the hard drive space of XP, and does everything I need a netbook to do. Which is to say: Firefox and VLC)

Apple, MONEC in lawsuit over iPhone e-book apps {Engadget}

Mar 24th 2009 4:53PM Are they also suing Sony, Amazon, Foxit, etc etc etc for eBook readers?

Kindle 2 gets its first firmware update {Engadget}

Mar 19th 2009 7:21PM What? Apple doesn't charge anything for hardware and software updates.

The only charges are new .x versions of the software (So 10.5 will cost us), and the $10 charge to put the iPhone updates on the iPod Touch. Also for new versions of software (1.0 = nothing. 2.0 = free for iPhone, $10 for Touch, 3.0=free for iPhone, $10 for Touch).

No charges for ANY of the updates in between major releases.

Kindle 2 gets its first firmware update {Engadget}

Mar 19th 2009 7:19PM It's not the first update... There was 2.0.1 a couple weeks ago. Also nothing new noticed by most users.

Kindle 2 hacked for tethered web browsing, but not the way you think {Engadget}

Mar 4th 2009 5:32PM You can surf on the Kindle 2 as is. But you don't want to. The eInk screen is slow to type, and looks very weird while loading webpages. I went to wikipedia on it, and decided my iPhone is far better for that.

This hack is for those beyond WhisperNet coverage (or like me in Alaska, where it's the slower CDMA, but does still work), or who want to surf on the Kindle faster.

Why you'd want to do that when you have a computer right there is beyond me.